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25.04.2005 General News

Mass Transfer of Headmasters expected

By Times

Heads of second cycle public schools in the country who have stayed at their various schools for more than nine years will be transferred in September this year.

It is believed that the transfer will affect about 50 heads in the Ashanti, Greater Accra, Central, Volta, Western and Upper East regions.

A source at the headquarters of the Ghana Education Service (GES) in Accra say the “move is an irreversible process to enforce GES staff rationalization policy”.

Some heads have stayed in their schools for more than 18 years.

According to the source “ regional directors of education have been tasked to furnish the GES headquarters with comprehensive information on all the affected heads. The continuous stay at a school for longer periods breeds familiarity which eventually leads to indiscipline and mal practices,”

“Some school heads become stale and complacent and cannot perform effectively, while some entrench themselves in their positions to the extent that is very difficult to define who really owns the school,” the source says.

It is expected that the changes will enable the experienced heads to transfer the wealth of experiences they have acquired over the years to their new schools.

The changes will also enable Assistant heads to be promoted.

“ Heads in deprived schools will also have the chance to move up to the well endowed and big schools if they prove their worth”, the source says.

The Acting Director General of the GES, Micheal Nsowah confirmed the plan and says the GES council will effect the transfers after approval.

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